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EPA Chemicals Office Delays Draft Risk Reviews to End of Summer (1)

March 7, 2019, 5:25 PMUpdated: March 7, 2019, 11:02 PM

The draft chemical risk evaluations that the EPA expected to publish by December 2018 will be released by the end of the summer, Cathy Fehrenbacher, acting director of risk assessment in the EPA’s chemicals office, said.

The revised schedule, which Fehrenbacher discussed at the 2019 Global Chemical Regulation Conference March 6, means it is taking longer than the agency anticipated to complete the first 10 risk evaluations mandated under the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act amendments.

If the EPA finds one or more of the chemicals pose an unreasonable risk of ...